Friday, May 18, 2007

CA: Police shoot sword-wielding nut: "A man suspected of attacking another with a sword inside a church was shot and killed Wednesday by police after a daylong search, authorities said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, died in a confrontation with officers inside a crawl space underneath a freeway bridge, said Mary Grady, a police department spokeswoman. The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. after a brief foot chase by the plainclothes officers, who spotted the man near the All Nations Church in the Lake View Terrace neighborhood, authorities said. A sword was recovered from the scene of the shooting. The night before, paramedics were called to the church when a man dressed in army fatigues attacked another with a sword, police said. When the victim tried to block the attack, the sword sliced his arm. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released, authorities said."

Florida: White home invader shot: "The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a man who forced his way into a home this morning at about 11:30 on Minneola Avenue in Callaway. The suspect was met in the home by the victim who had heard the man enter and armed herself with a small caliber handgun. The victim fired at the suspect three times. The man fled the home and left the scene in a newer model, black Volkswagen Jetta. When deputies arrived they found where the man had entered by forcing open a rear door to the home. The man is described as a heavy set white male with short hair. At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a plaid shirt. It is believed the man may have been wounded by the victim."

Indiana: Intruder shot and killed by homeowner: "An apparent intruder is dead after a possible home invasion led a homeowner to shoot him. Detectives say they'll question the homeowner Monday morning to find out exactly what happened about 11:30 Sunday night. That's when police were called to this home in the 3100 block of Park. The homeowner made that 911 call to say he shot an intruder. "The homeowner indicated the individual, the victim had broken into his house and confronted the homeowner in the front room, living room area and the homeowner had a long gun and discharged his weapon at least one time," said IMPD homicide detective Lt. Kevin Kelly. Police aren't sure what the victim was looking for."

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